If you live in one of the first supported regions, you might be the first to play Android games on PC.
what you need to know
- Google Play Games is a platform containing the best mobile games on thousands of Android and Chromebook devices.
- During The Game Awards 2021, Google announced its intention to bring Google Play Games to Windows PCs in 2022.
- On Wednesday, the company announced that the first beta of the version is coming to Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
- Interested users can now sign up for the beta and play the Android game catalog on their Windows devices.
Near the end of 2021, Google shocked the industry by announcing that Google Play Games would be coming to Windows PCs in 2022. It was quietly revealed during The Game Awards 2021, and promises to let users on Windows devices access and play thousands of mobile Android games through a dedicated Google Play Games app. On Wednesday, Google announced that the first beta version of the upcoming release is coming to Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
Interested users can sign up for Google Play Games for PC and have access to a range of games including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Summoners War, State of Survival: The Joker Collaboration and Three Kingdoms Tactics. Google apparently intends to expand the test to other regions with further betas in the future, but the availability and scope of the first test was relatively limited. Google has yet to share new information about future planned betas.
When Google Play Games rolls out in full on Windows PC, the standalone app will allow players to browse and download thousands of the best Android games directly on their devices. The service will also include seamless switching between devices, Google account sync and cloud saves, achievement support, and even Google Play Points rewards for playing games. Most interestingly, though, the ported platform will allow players to use mouse and keyboard input to play each game, rather than relying on native touch support.